Proper Detoxification can be the key
to unlocking your health.
There is often a lot of talk about cleanses, detoxes, flushes, etc., but a true detox takes time and work. Unless toxic levels are measured before and after doing a detox you cannot know if its working. A true detox cannot be done in a couple days or weeks and a cleanse is more of a means of flushing or temporarily “cleaning” the intestines.
In my experience and opinion detoxification is most often done wrong, providing little good, and often actually doing more harm than good.
Yet, when done right can often
be the cornerstone
of restoring ones health.
After spending tons of money, time and energy on all these different things that are supposed to heal the body they have gotten nowhere fast. They simply feel as though they have been falsely led and they have been spinning their wheels in a relentless effort to feel good.
Without proper guidance or the right “sequence” to health restoration,
we will simply be a hamster on a wheel running our little hearts out
and getting nowhere fast.
In almost every case I see,
I will start patients on a detox
that can last anywhere from 3 to 24 weeks, or sometimes even more.
A properly designed and safe detoxification can often be the cornerstone to restoring ones health.
So why is a detoxification often the health issue holding you back?
Many of the most common toxins in our environment interfere with many of the metabolic processes in our bodies.
In short, you can take all the supplements, vitamins, pills, medications, or whatever, but if you have toxins in your body blocking those processes you are trying to restore, nothing will help.
You have to remove those toxins in order to restore those metabolic pathways so the vitamins, nutrients, co-factors, and enzymes can get back to work.
It often can be very overwhelming when you start looking into all the different toxins and the types of effects they can have. As of 2015 there were approximately 80,000 chemicals in industrial use for manufacturing.
Only a small percentage of these have been tested for any type of toxicity on animals or humans. In fact, most of them don’t even have to be tested unless the exhibit some sort of toxicity effects.
In addition to those 80,000 chemicals already in use, there are 1,000 new chemicals introduced every year for manufacturing.
The list of environmental toxins is growing exponentially. There is little we can do about that.
The best we can do is minimize the exposure to those chemicals, how we react to them, and make sure our bodies can effectively excrete them.
Why a detoxification can be a bad thing, if it’s done wrong.
Or it can be the best thing for you, if it’s done right.
As you can see from the diagram on the right, there are 2 phases of detoxification, Phase 1 and 2.
Phase 1 detoxification uses the Cytochrome P450 enzyme to convert a toxin into an intermediary metabolite.
Phase 2 will then attach another particle to the intermediary metabolite which can then be excreted by the body usually either through the stool, bile, or urine.
The problem with detoxification is that those intermediary metabolites that phase 1 makes are often worse for our bodies than the actual toxins.
In essence, the toxins are activated so that a molecule can be attached to it and excrete it. Those activated toxins tend to be very reactive in the body and they can do some major damage.
Heavy Metal Toxicity and Detoxification
is not an issue that should be under estimated.
Suffice it to say that Heavy metal detoxing could and probably should have it own webpage on our website. In all honesty there is just too much information to go over.
Unfortunately heavy metal toxicity tends to be one of those issues that seems to be “out of sight, out of mind” and most people don’t think about the possibility until they are sick and struggling with their health.
The short list of possible heavy metals that can and do routinely cause health problems include the following heavy metals:
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While there are certain things that greatly increase your exposure to heavy metals, the fact is if you live in an industrialized nation you have been exposed to heavy metals.
It’s what the body does with those toxins that can determine what happens with your health. Some people are gifted with good detoxification and other, not so much.
Many of the heavy metals and toxins in general tend be be lipophilic (meaning they like fat), so when we get exposed to these toxins they can build up in our systems, gradually gaining strength until the day they have enough “reinforcements” to wreak havoc on your health.
Rest assured. We will leave no stone unturned
when it comes to restoring your health.
Assessing heavy metals is often one of those stones.
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